With summer and its hot days come the annoying bugs, and with us having to open the windows in order to catch a breeze mosquitoes, flies, spiders etc. come marching into our home and start doing their things (biting, sucking etc.)
Although the commercial insect repellents are good for eliminating the bugs, the chemicals that they contain should not be sprayed all over your home especially your bedroom and kitchen! A safer and much better alternative for keeping the bugs outside of your home is to develop some garden plants that can provide fresh air for your home and also keep the bugs out of your home because they cannot stand these plants!
The eight plants which are going to keep the spiders, mosquitoes and flies out of your home!
The smell from the peppermint is very repellent for the insects. All you need to do is plant it in a pot and keep the peppermint in your garden and home. This is going to eliminate the bugs from your home and garden!
Have you ever tried out citronella candles in order to eliminate the bugs from your home during summer? Well, the smell of these candles is the same smell which comes out of the lemongrass. So, plant some lemongrass plants inside your garden and home to keep these annoying bugs away from your home!
3. Agastache Cana (Mosquito Plant)
This plant is very similar to the lavender. This is because of the small purple flowers that grow on it and its long stems. The mosquitoes cannot stand the smell of this plant. Grow a couple of these plants inside your garden and home and don’t get bothered by mosquitoes ever again!
The basil is not only a great ingredient to use in your pizzas and salads, this plant can also be used as a very potent bug repellent. This plant repels bugs by releasing a smell and oil which the bugs cannot stand and therefor don’t come anywhere near it! Keep a basil plant inside your home and garden and always have fresh one to put in your salads and pizzas.
5. Lemon Balm
This plant is good for repelling insects simply because of its strong citrus smell. This plant should be potted simply to stop it from over spreading. And it is also good when used in tea too!
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